Traffic Crash Reporting Unit
The Traffic Crash Reporting Unit is responsible for the complete, accurate, and timely collection, processing, and compilations of statewide traffic crash data. The Unit maintains the Traffic Crash Reporting System (TCRS) database that serves as the central repository for all traffic crash data for the State of Michigan. By law, all law enforcement agencies are required to submit qualifying crash reports (UD-10) to the MSP.
The Unit receives and processes approximately 300,000 crashes annually. The Unit also oversees the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database which is the national repository for all fatal crash data. This information is shared with federal and state authorities, as well as the public. The data collected from the crash reports is used extensively by federal, state, and local traffic safety partners to identify traffic safety problems, to develop solutions, and support the development and evaluation of highway and vehicle safety countermeasures.